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Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

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Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

Bread rolled around cheese and sriracha chili sauce then wrapped in bacon and seared until crispy. Perfect appetizers or snacks!

Ingredients

6
strips bacon, cooked but not crispy
6
slices white bread, ends cut off
1 1/2
cups cheddar cheese, grated
6
slices white bread, ends cut off
1
tablespoon vegetable oil, for cooking

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350ºF. Set a metal cooling rack on a rimmed baking sheet and place strips of bacon on the cooling rack. Bake about 10 minutes, until bacon is cooked through but still flexible. (You could also pan-fry the bacon to the same level of doneness.) Set bacon aside to cool.
  • 2 Cut crusts off pieces of bread and flatten with a rolling pin. Sprinkle each flattened piece with cheddar cheese and a drizzle of sriracha sauce.
  • 3 Tightly roll each piece of bread into an elongated roll-up. Wrap a piece of bacon around each piece of bread.
  • 4 In a large skillet, add a drizzle of vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the bacon-wrapped roll-ups and let them cook for 2-3 minutes per side until the bacon is crispy, the cheese is melted and the roll-ups are golden. Serve warm.
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These grilled cheese sandwiches are different. They're rolled up with sriracha and wrapped with bacon!

As prepared by Macheesmo,

Your grilled cheese sandwich just grew up.

Here’s a major problem I have with grilled cheese sandwiches: They aren’t wrapped in bacon. 

This means improvements are possible!

Rolling some cheese and hot sauce in thinly pressed bread slices and wrapping them in bacon is that very improvement.

This recipe makes 6 rolls – and you will not want to share them.

Really, the only trick to these is to cook your bacon first, but not overcook your bacon. You want it to be flexible so you can wrap it.

This is one of the very few times I don’t cook my bacon until it’s really crispy.

 

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

I like to bake my bacon because I think it gives me the most control. About 8-10 minutes at 350ºF will give you cooked, but bendable bacon. You can also use a skillet – just keep a close eye on it.

 

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

Then you just need some cheese and bread!

 

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

Cut the ends off of your bread pieces for easier rolling, and use a rolling pin to flatten out the pieces.

 

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

Then sprinkle on some cheese. Don’t overdo it or it will explode out of the wraps!

 

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

Maybe add on a drizzle of hot sauce? If you’re me, that’s not even an option. I definitely add hot sauce.

 

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

Then roll each piece of bread into a tight cylinder.

 

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

Work carefully now and wrap each roll with a piece of bacon.

 

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

To finish off the rolls, add a small drizzle of neutral oil to a large skillet over medium heat and sear the rolls for 2-3 minutes per side until the bacon is really crispy and the cheese is super-melted.

 

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

Then chow down while they are still nice and warm!

 

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups

These are such a great appetizer. If I were making these for a game day or something I’d probably make four times as many!

 

Nick believes that cheese and bacon never fail! Check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon Profile.

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Tips  

It helps to wrap the bacon so both ends are on the same side of the roll. This way when you cook them in the skillet, you can place the roll with the bacon-ends side down. As the bacon sears, it will stick to the roll and not unravel.

Here’s a major problem I have with grilled cheese sandwiches: They aren’t wrapped in bacon. This means improvements are possible! Rolling some cheese and hot sauce in thinly pressed bread slices and wrapping them in bacon is that very improvement. Really, the only trick to these is to cook your bacon first, but not overcook your bacon. This is one of the very few times I don’t cook my bacon until it’s really crispy. You want it to be flexible so you can wrap it. This recipe makes six rolls, and if you're like me you will not want to share them. If I were making these for a game day or something I’d probably make four times as many! They're such a great appetizer.

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